Architecting the OCP uVC verification component Design How-To 1/13/2009 Post a comment Architecting effective verification components for something as flexible as the Open Core Protocol requires a detailed understanding not only of the corresponding specification, but also the environments and methodology in which the verification component will be used.
EVE reports strong growth in 2008 Product News 1/13/2009 Post a comment Emulation and Verification Engineering SA (EVE), French developer of hardware and software coverification tools, announced it has achieved a 30-percent year-on-year growth in the calendar year 2008.
Firms to collaborate on e-beam direct write News & Analysis 1/13/2009 Post a comment E-beam supplier Vistec Lithography has joined forces with research group CEA/Leti and startup Direct2Silicon in a collaboration focused on refining and validating advanced design-for-e-beam technology for the 45- and 32-nm nodes.
EDA revenue was down 11% in Q3, EDAC says News & Analysis 1/12/2009 Post a comment EDA revenue in the third quarter of 2008 was about $1.26 billion, down 10.9 percent from $1.41 billion in the third quarter of 2007, according to he EDA Consortium's Market Statistics Service.
Comment: Bad luck for Blu-ray News & Analysis 1/9/2009 3 comments Like Barack Obama, Blu-ray drives have won a historic battle, and like the President-elect, the proponents of the technology are finding some of the fruits of that victory are, well, a little less than sweet.
Video: Business robot debuts at CES Product News 1/9/2009 Post a comment Trevor Blackwell, founder of startup Anybots, rolled out QA at the Consumer Electronics Show, a robot that acts as a webcam and phone on wheels, letting users visit remote colleagues by navigating the five-foot bot via a Web browser.
ARC sees slightly higher revenues for 2008 News & Analysis 1/8/2009 Post a comment Intellectual property licensor ARC International plc (St Albans, England) said lower than expected licensing revenues in the closing weeks of 2008 have offset continued strong growth in royalty revenues.
Analyst sees minimal EDA growth in '09 News & Analysis 1/7/2009 Post a comment After declining more than 16 percent in 2008, EDA product and maintenance revenue is expected to grow about 1 percent in 2009, reaching about $4.1 billion, according to Laurie Balch, an analyst at market research firm Gary Smith EDA.
Intel makes Wi-Fi personal at CES News & Analysis 1/7/2009 Post a comment Intel Corp. released at the Consumer Electronics Show new software to let its Centrino 2 notebooks create a personal area network of connected Wi-Fi devices in an effort to add value to its Wi-Fi chip set.
India: All paths lead upwards News & Analysis 1/7/2009 Post a comment It's portion of a $250 billion semiconductor market is marginal, it has only two fabless startups, its innovation record as measured by the number of patents granted is dismal, it suffers from a dearth of Ph.Ds and high attrition rates, what talent it does have is undisciplined and it let China dominate completely in systems manufacturing. But the outlook is good.
Energizer details zinc air battery plans News & Analysis 1/6/2009 Post a comment Energizer is working with OEMs to develop zinc air batteries suitable for consumer gadgets including Bluetooth headsets, computer mice and MP3 players that could triple the run time of the alkaline and rechargeable lithium ion cells used today.
Innovating methodology beyond base classes Design How-To 1/6/2009 Post a comment SystemVerilog also introduced object-oriented programming concepts which were new to hardware engineers. To learn and adopt new techniques, given compressed project schedule, is always a challenge for the engineers. To help with this problem, Synopsys collaborated with ARM to define the VMM Methodology.
Apple's Jobs reveals health problem News & Analysis 1/5/2009 Post a comment On the eve of his first missed appearance at a Macworld keynote in several years, Apple chief executive Steve Jobs has described "a hormone imbalance" that has caused him to lose weight over the past year, but both Jobs and the Apple board said he will continue to serve as chief executive while he recovers over the next several months.
Dolphin Integration accelerates VHDL-AMS simulation Product News 1/5/2009 Post a comment Dolphin Integration SA has released an update of its Smash mixed-signal, multi-language and multi-level electronic simulator that is claimed to deliver up to a four-fold acceleration of VHDL-AMS simulation for complex models using vectors and matrices.
NI expecting 11% revenue increase for 2008 News & Analysis 1/2/2009 Post a comment National Instruments said it expects to report fourth quarter 2008 revenue of $202 million, down 1 percent from the fourth quarter of 2007 and off 1 percent of the company's low-end guidance provided on Dec. 4.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.